Inclusion through prevention

Staying healthy at any age starts with easy access to healthcare in order to prevent disease and preserve autonomy. Seniors and their loved ones must be informed on the topics of physical exercise for everyone, nutrition, preventing falls, incontinence, and home modifications in order to prevent isolation and a loss of autonomy.

Video from the Foundation’s episode on physical activity at every age

There also needs to be a more comprehensive strategy for each individual, closely assessing his or her needs, preferences, and habits. By better understanding each person’s abilities and vulnerabilities, we can find new ways to help them live their lives to the fullest.

The Korian Foundation has plans to assess and conduct research on innovative devices and support programmes to prevent loss of autonomy, and to promote effective prevention actions among seniors, caregivers, and professionals by making the results of its studies and research widely available.